British classical music, English composers

British classical music: English music, British composers, Irish composers; a list of websites

British Academy of Composers and Songwriters
BASCA exists to support and protect the artistic, professional, commercial and copyright interests of songwriters, lyricists and composers of all genres of music and to celebrate and encourage excellence in British music writing.

BBC Classical music pages.

The Land of the Lost Continent. British classical music. A blog.

British Composers Awards

Classical music of the United Kingdom, Wikipedia entry.

The British Library Sound Archive

Light music *


The Light Music Society

British Light Music in Series and Sets
Naxos and Marco Polo recordings.

The Robert Farnon Society
Biographies of notable light music composers and arrangers.

Brian Reynolds’ Masters of Melody website.

Eric Coates
Wikipedia entry.

Ernest Tomlinson
Wikipedia entry.

Folk music *

American Library of Congress. American Memory,
a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site includes a massive collection of traditional music recordings, song manuscripts and musical scores.

Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads

Folk Music Festivals in the UK 

Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
The library and archive of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. It hosts a number of the library’s indexes to manuscript collections, together with the Roud Folk Song Index.

English folk and traditional music on the Internet
A guide to Internet resources on English folk music (traditional music, song and dance in England)

The Morris Dancing Web Site

British Library Sound Archives
World and traditional music.

Country Dance and Song Society
Celebrating a Living Tradition of English and Anglo-American Folk Dance and Music since 1915.

Irish Traditional Music Archive

Contemporary British composers *

BBC – Radio 3 
Contemporary British Composers on Radio 3.

Early British popular music. 
Wikipedia entry.

Faber Music Publishers

The Guardian guide to contemporary classical music.

Wikipedia entries on British composers.

Well-known British composers of the past and present *

Ades, Thomas

Thomas Ades, Wikipedia entry.

Thomas Ades. Works by Thomas Ades. BMIC

Thomas Ades official website.

Thomas Adès, Wikipedia entry.

Thomas Ades biography.

“Don’t call me a messiah”, The Daily Telegraph

Ionarts in Santa Fe: The Tempest

Faber Music’s complete list of works by Thomas Adès.

Arnold, Sir Malcolm

The Sir Malcolm Arnold website.

The Mathew Arnold Wikipedia entry.

The Mathew Arnold Society

Bantock, Granville

Granville Bantock

Bax, Arnold

Arnod Bax. Wikipedia entry

List of Sir Arnold Bax’s Works

Berkeley, Lennox

The Lennox Berkeley Society

Lennox Berkeley. Wikipedia entry.

Lennox Berkeley
Brief Biography. Chester Novello

Lennox Berkeley
Biography, work list, and discussions of the music.

Lennox Berkeley and his Music (biography)
Biography of Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) by Tony Scotland.

Lennox Berkeley- Albums, Pictures
Noxos Music

Lennox Berkeley

Benjamin, George

George Benjamin, Wikipedia entry.

Written on The Skin Guardian review.

Opera News Magazine interview with George Benjamin.

George Benjamin. Faber Music

Bennett, Richard Rodney

Richard Rodney Bennett, Wikipedia entry.

Birtwistle, Harrison

Harrison Birtwistle. Wikipedia entry.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle. Universal Edition

Bliss, Sir Arthur

The Arthur Bliss Society

Boyce, William

William Boyce. Wikipedia entry.

Brian, Harvergal

Havergal Brian website.

Britten, Benjamin

Benjamin Britten website.

Benjamin Britten. Wikipedia

Benjamin Britten. Faber Music

The Briiten-Pears Foundation website.

Bryars, George

Gavin Bryars website.

Burgon, Jeffrey

Geoffrey Burgon, Wikipedia entry.

Butterworth, George

George Butterworth. Wikipedia

Davis, Peter Maxwell

Peter Maxwell Davies
Wikipedia entry.

Peter Maxwell Davies
Chestor Novello

Peter Maxwell Davies
Boosey and Hawkes

Delius, Frederic

The Delius Society

Frederick Delius Homepage

Frederick Delius. Reference information, discography, sound files, photos and links.

Delius. A page by Tore Frantzvåg Steenslid

Elgar, Edward

Edward Elgar Society Homepage
Elgar foundation. Elgar’s life and works.

Edward Elgar, Wikipedia entry.

The Elgar Foundation

Free music scores by Elgar. IMSLP

Harty, Hamilton

Hamilton Harty. Wikipedia

Holst, Gustav

Gustav Holst. Wikipedia

Gustav Holst Free scores n the International Music Score Library Project

Holst, Gustav. Gustav Holst
Biography, sound clips, resources, compositions.

GustavHolst.info. List of works, biography.

Lambert, Constant

Constant Lambert 

Lloyd, George

George Lloyd at 100. Grammophone Magazine

George Lloyd. Wikipedia

Purcell, Henry

Henry Purcell
Wikipedia entry.

Works by or about Henry Purcell in libraries.

Free scores by Henry Purcell at The Werner Icking Music Archive (WIMA)

Free scores by Henry Purcell
International Music Score Library Project.

Marsh, John

Hohn Marsh. Wikipedia entry.

Moeran, E. J.

Ernest John Moeran. Wikipedia entry.

Ernest J. Moeran. Chestor Novello

E J Moeran. MusicWeb International

Tallis, Thomas

Thomas Tallis Society, UK

Thomas Tallis. Wikipedia

Free scores by Thomas Tallis.

Tavener, John

John Tavener’s life and works. Wikipedia

Official website

John Tavener at ChesterNovello

Sir John Tavener obituary. The Guardian

John Tavener: his final interview. The Telegraph

Tippett, Sir Michael

Michael Tippet. Wikipedia

The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation

Michael Tippett: a visionary in the shadow of his rival. The Telegraph

Michael Tippett. Gramophone.co.uk

If Michael Tippett were alive, he would still be …The Guardian

Walton, William

The William Walton Trust

William Walton, Wikipedia entry.

William Walton: Biography. Boosey & Hawkes

William Walton repertoire list.

William Walton. Concerts, Biography & News. BBC Music

Warlock, Peter

Peter Warlock
Wikipedia

The Peter Warlock Society website

Peter Warlock’s Songs

Williams, Ralph Vaughan

Ralph Vaughan Williams. 
BBC Four Audio Interviews. Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Ralph Vaughan Williams Society

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Wikipedia entry.

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